Links for Tutors
Here you can see videos that show many different teaching strategies and activities that you can use with adult literacy and ESL learners.
Skillswise Tutor Centre
This page is full of resources for the tutor: lesson plans, advice from an expert, inspiring ideas from other tutors, etc (BBC).
Student / Learner Resources
This site has a thorough set of links interesting to both tutors and learners, from adult and family literacy to news and dictionaries (National Institute for Literacy).
Teacher Tutor and Volunteer Worker Resources
This site offers an exhaustive list of materials for adult literacy, from games and lesson plans to the successful use of technology in adult instruction (Brown University).
This tutor-based site, which boasts an interesting variety of lessons geared to learners of all levels -- from beginning to advanced -- offers tutors the opportunity to learn new techniques as well as to brush up on the tried and true (Laubach Literacy Ontario).
This site offers free resources to increase food literacy and teach about sustainability.
This site describes spider maps, KWLHs, network trees, and other graphic organizers.
More graphic organizers
Geared towards content area teachers, these graphic organizers are useful for English, science, social studies, and mathematics. Especially pertinent is the concept map on concept mapping.
This site helps connect adult learners with the green economy.
NEED (National Energy Education Development Project)
This site, which contains information on our energy resources, is written for all levels and has material you can share with your learner. (The NEED Project)
Science and Numeracy Special Collection
Help your learner with science and math activities and lesson plans. (National Institute for Literacy)
New York Times Learning Network
The New York Times provides this free website with resources for students, teachers, and parents. Some of the features include current events, searchable daily lesson plan connections, and links that provide an opportunity for students to send a question to New York Times reporters or to the editor.
News for You
This site, which accompanies the print version of News for You, lets learners read and listen to stories at the same time. Interactive exercises allow you to check for understanding.
Vocabulary, Free Word Puzzles and Activities
Help your learner with free vocabulary exercises (Vocabulary University)